Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lewisham, London Borough of

Above: Outline map of the London Borough of Lewisham, showing the old boundaries for the two Metropolitan Boroughs of Deptford and Lewisham.. The London Borough of Lewisham came into being on 1 April 1965 when the Metropolitan Borough of Deptford … Continue reading

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Camberwell Station

Above: The lower walls of Camberwell Station today. The upper level (platform level) was removed several years ago. If you were to walk from Camberwell Green in the direction of Kennington Oval, your route would take you along Camberwell New Road. … Continue reading

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Michael Faraday Memorial

Above: The structure by day, taken during a lull in the traffic. I have driven, walked and even travelled on a bus past the large shiny structure in the middle of one of the roundabouts at the Elephant Castle on … Continue reading

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St George and the Dragon, Southwark Cathedral

Above: Beautiful painted stone plaque to be seen in Southwark Cathedral. Have a Great St George’s Day ! ‘Now you are being patriotic’ I hear you say. Well perhaps I am but the theme of St George and the Dragon … Continue reading

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City Views from New Cross Gate Station

Above: View from the new high walkway of the station on 11 March 2015. “Long Views” Ever since it was built, almost nothing has been done to renovate New Cross Gate Station. A few years ago it was taken over … Continue reading

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Rotherhithe Warehouses

Above: View on the beach at Rotherhithe at low tide. (Copyright remains the property of the artist). Every now and again a view that I have not seen before comes along. This painting, by Bill Holkham, appears on the Internet. … Continue reading

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The Concrete House, Lordship Lane

Above: The Concrete House in Lordship Lane, taken in March 2015. The picture above shows what looks like a large, normally-built attractive Victorian house. It carries the name ‘The Ferns’ on the gateposts and stands at No 549 Lordship Lane, SE22. … Continue reading

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A Strange Plaque in Camberwell

Above: Plaque to be seen on the wall in Camberwell Station Road. There is absolutely no point to this story at all and that is what makes it so unusual. This article will be short for the simple reason that … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Dog and Pot

Above: The Sign of the Dog and Pot now mounted on top of a tall post. This is a ‘Dickens Story’ – not a story written by Dickens, like ‘David Copperfield’ or ‘A Christmas Carol’ – but a real life … Continue reading

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Borough Market Ghosts

Above: The new glass extension to Borough Market – beside Borough High Street. One day in March I was standing at the corner of St Thomas Street and Borough High Street, waiting to cross the road. It was a sunny … Continue reading

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